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Saturday Roulette: So You're Telling Arkansas There's A Chance? Vegas Adjusts BCS Odds

by Doc Harper 9/21/2012 9:00 am

Good news, fantasy, and not-so-fantasy gamblers! You can still bet on Arkansas to win the national title this season and you get 500/1 odds! [cue the Dumb and Dumber fans] That’s the very definition of low-risk/high-reward. Lay down $10, and with a historical number of upsets, you could win $5,000. If Arkansas loses a few more games, we might get to that magical 10,000/1 odds line. As the character Kevin from The Office once memorably stated, “When you get 10,000/1 odds on anything, you take it.” (By the way, this is not our advice and we don’t recommend it. Kevin’s character is quite dumb. But it is fun to say.)

Reflecting On Stan Heath's Razorback Tenure As He Ends USF's NCAA Tournament Drought

by Chris Bahn 3/12/2012 9:48 am

Stan Heath has South Florida back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 20 years. The former Razorback coach has now guided three different programs to the Big Dance. Is it time to reevaluate his tenure at Arkansas?

Basketball Season Ends For Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 3/11/2012 9:36 pm

Arkansas basketball can now turn its attention to the offseason. For a fourth consecutive year the Razorbacks did not make the postseason. Arkansas (18-14) was not among the teams selected Sunday for the NCAA, NIT or CBI fields.

Full-Court Press: Florida 98, Arkansas 68

by Chris Bahn 2/18/2012 9:38 pm

Why Arkansas Lost: A team isn’t going to win allowing the opponent to shoot 58 percent from the field, including 13 of 23 from behind the three-point line. Arkansas (17-10, 5-7) was awful defensively against the No. 14 Gators (21-6, 9-3) and further hurt its cause with poor shooting in the first half. In falling behind 53-27 the Razorbacks hit 9 of 30 shots. Meanwhile, the Gators had a stretch of seven consecutive three-pointers. Arkansas ended its school-record Bud Walton Arena winning streak in record fashion. Not only did the Razorbacks’ streak stop at 17, Florida managed the largest margin of victory ever at the venue.

Former Razorback Coach John Pelphrey Set To Make Return To Fayetteville With Florida

by The Associated Press 2/17/2012 8:47 pm

Arkansas (17-9, 5-6 Southeastern Conference) is undefeated in Bud Walton Arena this season, with wins over three ranked teams. The Razorbacks will face their most difficult test yet when they host No. 14 Florida (20-6, 8-3) on Saturday, with their former coach on hand for the first time. John Pelphrey is now an assistant with the Gators.

Revisiting A Valentine's Day Message From Former Razorback Coach John Pelphrey

by Chris Bahn 2/14/2012 1:00 pm

Flowers, candlelit dinners, and romance: these are probably things you think of when Valentine’s Day is mentioned. We wish that’s all that came to mind around here. But Feb. 14 also brings up memories of one of the more bizarre press conferences I’ve ever covered.

Razorback QB Brandon Mitchell Giving Basketball Another Try

by Chris Bahn 1/16/2012 11:30 am

Brandon Mitchell, the reserve Arkansas quarterback, will try to walk on with the Razorback basketball team. He was on the bench for Saturday’s victory against LSU and will begin working out with the team this week.

Former Razorback Courtney Fortson Called Up To Clippers From D-League

by Chris Bahn 1/16/2012 10:55 am

Former Arkansas point guard Courtney Fortson has been called up from the D-League to fill in for L.A. Clippers guard Chris Paul, who suffered a strained hamstring on Saturday. Here’s more from ProBasketballTalk.com on Fortson, who has averaged 15.9 points and 5.2 assists with the Los Angeles D-Fenders:

No. 2 John Pelphrey

by Mark Carter 12/29/2011 6:00 am

...and the ones who didn't quite get there.

Bahn: Richardson, Energy 'Back' In Bud Walton Arena As Anderson Makes His Debut

by Chris Bahn 11/11/2011 11:04 pm

Nolan Richardson had only seen a half of basketball in Mike Anderson’s coaching debut at Bud Walton Arena on Friday, but he had seen enough. “It was good to see the energy back,” the Hall of Fame coach said while walking back to his seat for the second half of what ended up as an 83-63 victory.

Bahn: Razorbacks Entertain Fans, Prepare For 'Serious' Work As Basketball Practice Begins

by Chris Bahn 10/14/2011 11:55 pm

BJ Young has earned a reputation as a talker in his short time on campus. Teammates and Coach Mike Anderson mentioned his gift for gab when asked to assess the freshman guard from St. Louis. Add “quick off the dribble” and “nice hops” to the Young scouting report. Young turned in a memorable Razorback debut on Friday during the Primetime at the Palace event. First came victory in a dunk contest, then the 6-3 guard scored 10 points for the Red team in a 44-37 victory as he wowed an estimated 5,000 at Bud Walton Arena with his speed.

Bahn: Powell Might Be Best Example Of Mike Anderson 'Remodel' Of Arkansas Basketball

by Chris Bahn 10/13/2011 4:25 pm

Optimism filled Bud Walton Arena on Wednesday. Media days tend to be full of hope and enthusiasm, but to see Marshawn Powell expressing those sentiments was a shock after watching him brood his way through 2010-11. Powell was slow in recovering from a broken foot and his production suffered. An all-SEC freshman a season earlier, Powell rarely looked like himself — on or off the floor — in what would be John Pelphrey’s last year at Arkansas. Out of shape and out of sorts, Powell averaged 10 points and 4.5 rebounds as a sophomore, including a 22-point, 10-rebound gem in an upset of eventual Final Four participant Kentucky. There were too few of those moments, and reliving the struggles was one of the few times Powell wasn’t cracking a smile on media day.

Will Fresh Paint Job Help Razorback Basketball Head A New Direction Under Anderson? [Update]

by Chris Bahn 8/15/2011 8:00 pm

Arkansas will have a fresh paint job on the Bud Walton Arena floor to go with the other changes within the basketball program. Thanks to a recent visitor to the arena with a camera and Internet access, we know the floor has been repainted for Mike Anderson’s first season with the program. It looks lighter than the previous version and “Bud Walton Arena” is painted in the corners.

Michigan, Oklahoma, UConn Among Notable Names On Arkansas' Hoops Schedule

by Chris Bahn 8/15/2011 4:10 pm

Arkansas has released its non-conference basketball schedule for 2011-12. There are plenty of names among the 15 opponents that fans will recognize. Defending national champion UConn highlights the list. Other notable names are Houston, Oklahoma, UNC-Charlotte and Michigan.

Hog Basketball Signee Devonta Abron Shines in Texas All-Star Game

by Jim Harris 7/26/2011 10:22 am

This should whet Arkansas Razorback fans appetite for basketball under new coach Mike Anderson. Incoming frosh Devonta Abron had a huge second half, finishing with 27 points and 7 rebounds and earning MVP honors for his North team in the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game in Fort Worth.

Former Razorback Point Guard Jeff Peterson Picks Florida State

by Chris Bahn 6/30/2011 7:23 am

Jeff Peterson will transfer to Florida State for his final season. Peterson, who left Arkansas earlier this month to "pursue other opportunities", will not have to sit out because he is a senior and already received his degree. The six-foot point guard is the third Razorback to leave the program in June, including Rotnei Clarke and Glenn Bryant.

Harris: Time to Focus on Hogs Who Are Sticking With Anderson's Program

by Jim Harris 6/29/2011 2:55 pm

Can we agree, enough has been said about Rotnei Clarke, Jeff Peterson or Glenn Bryant? When the next Arkansas Razorback basketball player says he can't see himself fitting in with Mike Anderson's program, wish him well and move on. Don't forget the players already in the program who are looking forward to representing the Hog Nation this season, Anderson's first since returning to the campus he spent 17 years as Nolan Richardson's assistant.

Bahn: Razorbacks Have Individual Pieces, But Anderson Needs Team Buy-In From Players

by Chris Bahn 6/28/2011 2:45 pm

What Arkansas basketball Coach Mike Anderson sees when looking at the roster he inherited is mildly encouraging. He likes the team’s length and athleticism. Anderson, who was hired in April, thinks there are players with good basketball IQs on the roster. But what Anderson sees above all else is a significant amount of work ahead for him and his staff.

Bahn: Clarke Departure Leaves Razorbacks 0-For-2008 Recruiting; Program Can Move On Now

by Chris Bahn 6/20/2011 10:00 am

Arkansas was supposed to be building the foundation of its basketball future with the 2008 recruiting class. It was a collection of high school, prep school and junior college talent that included four players ranked among the country’s top 150. Entering what should have been the senior season for five of the six players, zero remain.

[Updated] Report: Rotnei Clarke 'No Longer Part Of Arkansas Basketball Program'

by Chris Bahn 6/18/2011 10:00 am

Rotnei Clarke would like to leave Arkansas and doesn’t want to play for Mike Anderson, according to a report on CBSSports.com. Clarke asked for a release in April after John Pelphrey was fired. He met with Anderson and agreed to stay, but has since decided he doesn’t want to remain with the program for his senior season.